Some ultrasound tests need you to have a full bladder. 

You do not need a full bladder for:

  • All OB ultrasounds

  • Check of IUD placement

  • Pelvic ultrasounds, unless your doctor says you don’t need a full bladder

You do need a full bladder for:

  • Putting in or taking out IUD 

  • Ultrasound guided biopsy

  • Sonohysterogram, unless your doctor says you don’t need a full bladder

If You Need a Full Bladder

1 hour before your test:

  • Go to the bathroom.

  • Drink 16 ounces (2 cups) of fluids within 10 to 15 minutes. 

  • Do not go to the bathroom until after your test is done.

Who to Call

Please contact your doctor’s office or one of the clinics listed below.

UW Health Junction Rd Medical Center OB/GYN Clinic-(608) 265-7601

20 South Park Ob/Gyn Clinic-(608) 287-2830

Union Corners Ob/Gyn Clinic-(608) 242-6840